More on Zizira Bird’s Eye Chilli – Dried
Zizira Bird’s eye chili is sourced from farmers who practice traditional methods of farming and do not use chemical fertilizers and pesticides. These chillies are handpicked by farmers, dried in the sun and carefully stored. Zizira sources this dried form of Bird’s eye chilli directly from the growers.
- A small amount of Bird’s eye chilli consumed daily is said to help in reducing weight. The heat it renders increases body temperature, resulting in increase of body metabolism and helps burn extra calories and body fats.
- Like all chillies, it contains an active ingredient called capsaicin that causes heat sensation in your mouth. In addition, it is said to have anti-carcinogenic properties inhibiting the growth of cancer cells and anti-inflammatory properties that counters arthritis.
- This is a high quality chilli with a special taste and pungency and is sought after by food connoisseurs.
- Use to make curry paste by adding salt, vinegar and garlic. Add it in sauce, chutneys and barbeque marinades for extra spiciness.
Bird’s eye chilli is often used in Asian cuisine. It is used in fresh or ground form, either with other spices or simply with salt and some lemon juice. You can use it to add a punch of heat in pastas, soups, sauces and dips. Remember to start with very little and work your way up till you get used to the heat.